Beautiful craftsmanship and a neat idea, but I don't know how this is an
improvement over the usual tripod and wedge that the manufacturer
offers. Both of them are just as portable and a lot less bulky. Cool
piece of woodworking, though.
Could be steadier than a tripod. Definitely looks cooler.
Yeah, it does look cooler. The tripods supplied by the manufacturers of that
type of scope are extremely stable and light--nothing at all like photo
tripods. In this case mass doesn't necessarily mean stability, since the
scope isn't doing any work other than driving itself at one rpd, which is so
slow that it is hard to detect. The primary goal of the mount then is to
support the 30 pound scope without vibration, and the stock tripods are
engineered to do this quite well. However, for a woodworker it's a pretty
neat project. Thanks for finding it, JOAT.